Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
701 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM AND SAVANNAH GA TO
ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 60 NM...INCLUDING CHARLESTON HARBOR AND GRAYS
REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY

AMZ300-190315-
701 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A COLD FRONT WILL SLIDE SLOWLY SOUTH ACROSS SOUTH CAROLINA LATE THIS
AFTERNOON, REACHING THE SOUTHERN SAVANNAH RIVER VALLEY TONIGHT. WEAK
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT. A FRONT WILL
THEN WAVER ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE WEEKEND FOLLOWED BY A
STRONGER COLD FRONT MONDAY WHICH WILL KEEP THE WEATHER UNSETTLED
THROUGH THEN. DRIER HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN RETURN INTO THE MIDDLE
OF NEXT WEEK.

$$

AMZ330-190315-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
701 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.

MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT WINDS AND WAVES CAN BE HIGHER IN AND
NEAR TSTMS.

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED...WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.

CHARLESTON HARBOR WATER TEMPERATURE...55 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-190315-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
701 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.

MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT WINDS AND SEAS CAN BE HIGHER IN AND
NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ352-190315-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
701 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.

MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT WINDS AND SEAS CAN BE HIGHER IN AND
NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ354-190315-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
701 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.

MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT WINDS AND SEAS CAN BE HIGHER IN AND
NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ374-190315-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
701 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.

MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT WINDS AND SEAS CAN BE HIGHER IN AND
NEAR TSTMS.

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